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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Scott Neustadter (written by) &
Michael H. Weber (written by)
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Release Date:
7 August 2009 (USA) See more »
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Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn't. See more »
Plot:
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 18 wins & 37 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tom

Zooey Deschanel ... Summer

Geoffrey Arend ... McKenzie

Chloë Grace Moretz ... Rachel

Matthew Gray Gubler ... Paul

Clark Gregg ... Vance

Patricia Belcher ... Millie

Rachel Boston ... Alison

Minka Kelly ... Autumn - Girl at interview
Charles Walker ... Millie's New Husband

Ian Reed Kesler ... Douche
Darryl Alan Reed ... Bus Driver
Valente Rodriguez ... Employee #1

Yvette Nicole Brown ... New Secretary

Nicole Vicius ... Partygoer

Natalie Boren ... Another Partygoer

Maile Flanagan ... Rhoda

Darryl Sivad ... Usher

Gregory Thompson ... Minister (as Gregory A. Thompson)
Michael Bodie ... Man
John Mackie ... Mime (as John Mackey)
Jacob Stroop ... Cupid
Kevin Michael ... Wedding Singer
Sid Wilner ... Grossman

Richard McGonagle ... Narrator (voice)
Jean-Paul Vignon ... French Narrator (voice)

Bryan Anthony ... Dancer

Sybil Azur ... Dancer
Cheryl Baxter ... Dancer

Gus Carr ... Dancer
John R. Corella ... Dancer (as John Corella)

Nadine Ellis ... Dancer

Alejandro Estornel ... Dancer
Nathaniel Flatt ... Dancer
Reshma Gajjar ... Dancer

Tiffany Granath ... Dancer

Jennifer Hamilton ... Dancer

Brandon Henschel ... Dancer
Michael Higgins ... Dancer (as Michael W. Higgins)

Kenneth Hughes ... Dancer

Alexandra Nicole Hulme ... Dancer (as Lexy Hulme)
John Jacquet Jr. ... Dancer
Jennifer Lee Keyes ... Dancer (as Jennifer Keyes)

Tim Lacatena ... Dancer

Rebecca Lin ... Dancer
Gelsey Weiss ... Dancer (as Gelsey Weiss Mahanes)

Katie Malia ... Dancer

Anthony Marciona ... Dancer

Christopher Martinez ... Dancer (as Christopher War Martinez)
Vivian Nixon ... Dancer

Tracy Phillips ... Dancer

Nathan Prevost ... Dancer
Jamie Shea ... Dancer

Ryan Thomas ... Dancer

Christian Vincent ... Dancer
Jull Weber ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Olivia Howard Bagg ... Summer - Age 12 (uncredited)
Joshua Collins ... Co-Worker 3 (uncredited)
Chris Connell ... Marcus (uncredited)
Danny J. Dolan ... Alto Sax Guy #1 (uncredited)
Adam Emery ... Tom - Age 12 (uncredited)
Taylor Feldman ... French Girl (uncredited)

Landall Goolsby ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Jennifer Hetrick ... Sarah (uncredited)

Janis Jones ... Greeting Card Company Employee (uncredited)

Michael Justice ... Rooftop Guy #1 (uncredited)
Samantha Krutzfeldt ... Charlie (uncredited)
Kevin Leung ... Chinese Father (uncredited)

Eileen Mabel ... Summer Lookalike (uncredited)
Michelle Mason ... The Most Beautiful Girl in the World (uncredited)
Christina Miller ... Girl on Stairs (uncredited)

Kayla Gwyneth Morrisey ... Girl on the Stairs (uncredited)
Brigitte Ngo-Trinh ... Wedding Goer (uncredited)
Keisha Ramdhanie ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Jason Robinson ... The Puma (uncredited)

Deborah Rombaut ... Coffee Addict (uncredited)
Justin Ruse ... Costume Character (uncredited)

Haley Smith ... Dancer (uncredited)

Sarah Staitman ... Soccer Girl (uncredited)

Wesley J. Szabo ... Summer's Party Guest (uncredited)

Ellen Thompson ... Partygoer (uncredited)

Georja Umano ... French Lady (uncredited)

Pleasant Wayne ... Tavern Patron (uncredited)

Maurice Webster ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Kathryn Weisbeck ... Summer Lookalike (uncredited)
Leland White ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
JonJon Wood ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)

Jon Morgan Woodward ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Marc Webb 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Scott Neustadter (written by) &
Michael H. Weber (written by)

Produced by
Veronica Brooks .... associate producer
Scott Hyman .... co-producer (as Scott G. Hyman)
Mason Novick .... producer
Jessica Tuchinsky .... producer
Mark Waters .... producer
Steven J. Wolfe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
Rob Simonsen 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Steelberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Edward Bell 
 
Casting by
Eyde Belasco 
 
Production Design by
Laura Fox 
 
Art Direction by
Charles Varga  (as Charles Varga Jr.)
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Lukehart 
 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
 
Makeup Department
Daniel Curet .... hair department head
Jamie Leigh DeVilla .... key makeup artist
Jorjee Douglas .... makeup department head (as Jorjee Douglass)
Silvina Knight .... makeup artist
Aaron Light .... key hair stylist
Aaron Light .... personal stylist: Zooey Deschanel
Vanessa Price .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Jenny Hinkey .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Audrey Clark .... second second assistant director
Mike Currie .... second second assistant director
Richard Graves .... first assistant director
Jake Lawton .... production assistant
Eric Sherman .... second assistant director
Pete Waterman .... additional second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Alarcon .... set painter (as R. Alarcon)
Cody Barajas .... carpenter
Andrew Blunda .... swing
Luis F. Candanoza .... carpenter
Frank Lee Drennen .... swing
Jason D. Drury .... swing
Mark Finer .... assistant property master
Jesus Flores Jr. .... carpenter
Steven Fox .... construction foreman
Madison 'Maddy' Giessmann .... carpenter (as Madison S. Geissmann)
Maximino Gonzalez .... carpenter
Michael 'Mikey' Lopez .... carpenter (as Michael Lopez)
Dion Macellari .... illustrator
Simon Mayer .... carpenter
Keith McCarthy-Smith .... leadman
Cynthia Nibler .... property master
Tommy Nooch .... carpenter
Felice A. Pappas .... on-set dresser
Chad Seide .... carpenter
Gary Sullivan .... swing
Paula Thompson .... art department coordinator
Amy Lynn Umezu .... concept artist (as Amy Umezu)
Wyatt Vandergeest .... carpenter
Michael Voelker .... assistant property master
Diana J. Zeng .... scenic artist
Bret Ross .... set dresser (uncredited)
Steven Vernet .... art (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bryan Arenas .... sound consultant: Dolby
Jeff Blehr .... boom person
Steve Copley .... foley mixer
Valerie Davidson .... foley editor
Stacey Dodds .... sound engineer
Lori Dovi .... sound mixer
Julie Feiner .... dialogue editor
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Gary Gegan .... sound mixer
George Burton Goen II .... cable person (as George B. Goen II)
Justin Herman .... sound engineer
Benjamin Hoekstra .... cable person
Matthew Iadarola .... sound mixer
Ryan Lukasik .... foley technical assistant (as Ryan Lukasic)
Ron Malligers .... foley mixer (as Ron Mellegher)
Mark A. Mangini .... sound effects editor (as Mark Mangini)
Andrea M. Metty .... adr facility coordinator
Stacey Michaels .... adr mixer (as Stacey Michales)
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Ronnie Morgan .... first assistant sound editor
Piero Mura .... sound designer
Piero Mura .... supervising sound editor
Rodrigo Ortiz-Parraga .... sound engineer (as Rodrigo Ortiz)
Kevin Schultz .... foley mixer (as Kevin Shultz)
John Sievert .... foley artist
Andy Sisul .... assistant sound editor
David A. Smith .... boom person (as David Allen Smith)
Beth Sterner .... dialogue editor
Jon Tendrich .... playback operator (as Jon M. Tendrich)
Christopher T. Welch .... dialogue/adr supervisor (as Chris Welch)
Tim Atkins .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Bryan M. Cahill .... boom operator (uncredited)
Judah Getz .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jared Marshack .... sound mixing recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert Garrigus .... special effects coordinator (as Bob Garrigus)
Chris Guzzi .... special effects (uncredited)
Benjamin Hoffman .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Todd Groves .... compositor
Steven Nevius .... compositor (as Steve Nevius)
Lee Roderick .... lead compositor (as Lee 'Rod' Roderick)
Stephen Dyson .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Kellum Lewis .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator
John Koyama .... stunt coordinator
Marc Schaffer .... stunts (as Marc Shaffer)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Anderson .... rigging best boy grip
Craig Bauer .... "a" camera second assistant camera (as Craig M. Bauer)
Zachary Boggs .... time lapse director of photography (as Zachary M. Boggs)
Richard W. Botchlet .... best boy electric (as Richard Botchlet)
Adam Camacho .... best boy grip
Steve Charnow .... rigging best boy electric
Steven Cueva .... "b" camera first assistant camera
Carlos DePalma .... rigging grip
Simon England .... camera loader
Kevin Fahey .... rigging best boy grip
Jesse Feldman .... "c" camera operator (as Jesse M. Feldman)
Eric Forand .... gaffer
Owen Foye .... electrician
Jamie Franta .... company grip
Tony Friedkin .... still photographer (as Anthony Friedkin)
Vadim Frumin .... company grip
Charley Gilleran .... rigging key grip (as Charley H. Gilleran)
Jason Goebel .... "b" camera first assistant camera
Erik Gonzales .... electrician
Vincent P. Hale .... company grip (as Vincent Hale)
David Hammer .... libra head technician
Joshua A. Hicks .... electrician
Milan Janicin .... "b" camera second assistant camera (as Milan 'Miki' Janicin)
John Mang .... dolly grip
Harry Sandlin Mattice III .... video assist operator
Brian McPherson .... libra head technician
Matthew Moriarty .... "a" camera operator
Matthew Moriarty .... steadicam operator
Anthony Nevarez .... rigging grip
Matt Perry .... company grip (as Matthew Perry)
Michelle Pizanis .... "c" camera second assistant camera
Mynor Priesing .... company grip
Aaron Pritchard .... company grip
Dave Richardson .... key grip (as David Richardson)
R. Dustin Sanchez .... electrician
Chuck Smith .... rigging electrician
Darryl St. Juste .... company grip
Travis Stewart .... electrician
Wally Sweeterman .... "c" camera first assistant camera
Alexander Taylor .... electrician
Newton TerMeer .... rigging gaffer
Patrick A. Toole .... rigging electrician
Zoran Veselic .... "a" camera first assistant camera
Danny Vincent .... electrician
Dan Wells .... best boy grip
Anders Yarbrough .... "b" camera second assistant camera (as Anders A. Yarbrough)
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer
Jeff Barnett .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Ryan Copeland .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Gabriel Kaczorowski .... grip (uncredited)
Steve O'Hallearn .... grip (uncredited)
Christopher Pritzlaff .... gaffer: commercial (uncredited)
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Vanessa Ward .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Dave Spafford .... animator: 2D bird
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Erika Lee .... extras casting
Jonathan Rackman .... casting associate
Michael Schiavone .... extras casting
Christian Kaplan .... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Summer Browning .... costumer
Carrie Dacre .... set costumer
Michele Jaffe .... set costumer
Daniela Kurrle .... cutter/fitter
Marcy Lavender .... costume supervisor
Ryck Schmidt .... costumer
Deanna M. Saul .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jim Eberle .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Brian Gee .... assistant editor: Fotokem
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Dave Hussey .... digital intermediate colorist
Nick Monton .... digital intermediate project manager
Jennifer Vecchiarello .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Dorian Cheah .... music editor: temp music
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Brad Haehnel .... score recordist
Jen Monnar .... supervising music editor
Patrick Spain .... scoring assistant engineer
Amritha Vaz .... composer: additional music (as Amritha Fernandes Bakshi)
Andrea von Foerster .... music supervisor
Laura Webb .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
John Bojorquez .... driver
Ernesto A. Luna .... transportation co-captain (as Ernesto Luna)
Michael Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
Juan Ramirez .... transportation captain (as Juan J. Ramirez)
Grady Allen Bishop .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Louis Dargenzio .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Renetta G. Amador .... script supervisor
Mark Asaro .... production coordinator
Jason Bradford .... set production assistant
Severiano Canales .... office production assistant (as Seve Canales)
Barbara Casner .... assistant production coordinator
Crystal Chavez .... intern (as Crystal Janet Chavez)
Michael Chickey .... location manager
Saraleah Cogan .... intern
Danielle Cohen .... intern
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance: Indieclear (as Carol Compton)
Crystal Connell .... accounting clerk
Martin J. Cummins .... key assistant location manager
André Devantier .... caterer
Justin Duncan .... key assistant location manager
Nicholas Dunlevy .... assistant: Marc Webb
Jenifer Ellis .... set production assistant (as Jennifer Ellis)
Tara Fischer .... set production assistant
Chris Goodwin .... assistant: Mark Waters
Kanene S. Gratts .... intern
Herman Hernandez .... craft service
Timothy Johnston .... payroll accountant
Michael Judd .... key set production assistant
Kett Kettering .... accounting clerk
Lance Kirshner .... office production assistant
Nancy Klein .... studio teacher
Michelle Knudsen .... assistant: Mason Novick
Gints Krastins .... production accountant
Jessamyn Land .... set production assistant
Jacob Lawton .... set production assistant
Verla Loomis Randall .... layout board
Liza Marroquin .... intern
Richard McCune .... financing: City National Bank (as Richard V. McCune)
Trey Neely .... assistant location manager
John Paliferro .... office production assistant
Frank Pelluchon .... chef
Tracy Phillips .... assistant choreographer
Erik Piecuch .... financing: City National Bank
Jason M. Roberts .... set production assistant (as Jason Roberts)
Michael Rooney .... choreographer
Matt Rubenstein .... assistant: Steven J. Wolfe (as Matthew Rubenstein)
Cassiopeia Smith .... intern
Gregg Spiegelman .... medic
Kate Sullivan .... assistant: Jessica Tuchinsky
Carl B. Thompson .... office production assistant
Christian Vincent .... assistant choreographer
Jeremy Alter .... location manager (uncredited)
Keisha Ansley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Zack Arnold .... title designer: end crawl (uncredited)
Wayne Barker .... production assistant (uncredited)
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher (uncredited)
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema (uncredited)
Andrew R. Gardiner .... key assistant location manager/scout (uncredited)
Ryan Schwartzman .... stand-in: joseph gordon-levitt (uncredited)
Robert Velo .... production financing (uncredited)
Elaine Zlaket .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Dion Neutra .... the producers wish to thank: Neutra sketches
Richard Neutra .... the producers wish to thank: Neutra sketches
UCLA Bruin Marching Band .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"500 Days of Summer" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language
Runtime:
95 min
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Color:
Color | Black and White (some sequences)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:S | Germany:o.Al. | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:15A | Japan:PG12 | Malaysia:PG-13 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:AL | Norway:A | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45018)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt wears T-shirts for Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and "Unknown Pleasures", and The Clash's "London Calling" albums.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the karaoke scene after Summer sings Sugartown the instrumentals are looped, but her voice is cut right after she starts singing the second verse, so we can hear the word "and..." but then nothing.See more »
Quotes:
McKenzie:Hey, maybe you should write a book.
Tom:What?
McKenzie:Well, you know, Henry Miller said the best way to get over a woman is to turn her into literature.
Tom:That guy had a lot more sex than me.
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Movie Connections:
References Henry & June (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Is there really a Jenny Beckman?
Did Tom imagine his last conversation with Summer?
In what way did Tom misinterpret the movie "The Graduate"?
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225 out of 283 people found the following review useful.
The Beautiful Days of Summer, 22 August 2009
Author: Billy_Costigan from United States

Everyone loves summer. It's a time for friends, family, and fun. Ballgames, barbecues, amusement parks, and movies, summer is just a time to sit back, relax and enjoy. Enjoy time off, good weather and whatever else it might bring. Am I missing something? Oh yes, love. Summer is a time for love.

The film can be pretty much summed up in one of the first lines of the film. "This is a story of boy meets girl. But you should know up front, this is not a love story." But is it? 500 Days of Summer is not your typical romantic film. There's something to it, something more than your usual romantic comedy. Maybe it's the style it's done? Maybe it's the realistic nature? Maybe it's the wonderful music? Maybe its the beautiful cinematography? Maybe, its Tom and Summer...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel are the leads, Tom and Summer. These are real everyday people. Tom, a believer in true love. Summer, a doubter. Which reminds me of one particular scene where Summer questions Tom about believing in love. Tom replies, "It's love, it's not Santa Claus." It is a real thing, a crazy little thing called love. Tom falls in love with Summer from the start. She doesn't. Tom is like every other guy, and every guy knows of a girl like Summer. The girl they want, but can't have. They try, to no avail. It's frustrating, and Tom is frustrated. He's happy then sad. He doesn't know what to think. Gordon-Levitt and Deschanel have great chemistry together and give solid performances. You really believe their relationship and hardships. It makes you notice the little things in relationships. The film highlights two young stars on the rise. With some great performances lately for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, his stock is rising... dare I say an up and coming Heath Ledger?

The story is not in direct order as it goes back and forth from different days Tom remembers his life and relationship with Summer. When remembering, we may not remember every detail in order. We choose what we want to remember. May that be the good, or the bad. For Tom, it's a little bit of both. Big props to the editing department. The film shows the good and the bad of love, relationships, and life. There's something about it that sets it apart from the usual romantic comedy.

500 Days of Summer is really refreshing now a days. It's funny, unique, and true to life. It's got something for everybody to like. Director Marc Webb shines in his feature film debut. I'm interested to see where he goes from here. 500 Days of Summer has quickly become a late summer highlight for me and surprisingly so at that.

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